are Rolfing and Yoga related?
Rolfing and yoga can work synergistically
to facilitate a persons development physically, spiritually and psychologically.
Rolfing is the only form of bodywork that succeeds in reorganizing connective
tissue or fascia holistically in relation to gravity. What this means is simply
that after Rolfing, the bodys layers of connective tissue have ordered space.
This quality of spaciousness invites ease of movement, an increased awareness
of self in relation to others or in relation to self, and an interest in how to
maintain this new posture.
a person begins to study yoga after receiving Rolfing, he can continue to develop
his mind/body connection. The bodys new spaciousness and order allows the
client to go deeper into postures with more ease. Often yoga instructors describe
this state of depth as a profound new attainment of letting go.
Rolfing does not have to be painful. The client
and practitioner typically collaborate to recognize and to respect the clients
comfort level. Often adhesed tissues being addressed can have more sensation,
but the work should move along with the clients nervous system in such a
way as to replace the glued tissues with a feeling of lightness and
freedom of movement.
can be a restorative, rejuvenative process. Many clients report feeling more energy
and increased ease of movement as though they were being buoyed by gravity. For
many people emotional releases may also accompany the work. The body accommodates
the newly found space in the fascia and welcomes the sensations created through
You Have to Go Through the Ten Series to Benefit from Rolfing?
ten series recipe was Dr. Rolfs method of thoroughly reorganizing and integrating
a persons entire connective tissue system. Often clients come to Rolfing
to fix a particular ailment, like a bulging disc or sciatic pain or
carpal tunnel syndrome. While Rolfing can usually ameliorate these acute problems,
often clients realize after one session that the new order and spaciousness created
could be benefited by additional sessions. The ten series is a way of logically
organizing all of the bodys fascia, thereby creating lasting order in the